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American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators

The American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators, Inc.SM (ABMDI) is a national, not-for-profit, independent professional certification board that has been established to promote the highest standards of practice for medicolegal death investigators.

The American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators will certify individuals who have the proven knowledge and skills necessary to perform medicolegal death investigations as set forth in Death Investigation: A Guide for the Scene Investigator published in 1999 by the National Institutes of Justice. This is a voluntary certification program.

The American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators was created, designed, and developed by veteran, practicing medicolegal death investigators who have been involved in the development of Death Investigation: A Guide for the Scene Investigator. It will also assist the courts and public in evaluating competency of the certified individual.

Purpose of the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators, Inc.SM

  • To enhance and maintain professional standards by evaluating knowledge, competency, and skills of medicolegal death investigators based on examination.

  • To administer objective and reliable examinations (basic and advanced) in the field of medicolegal death investigation.

  • To recognize qualified individuals who demonstrate mastery of basic and advanced skills and knowledge of medicolegal death investigation by granting certificates to those individuals who have met all application requirements and successfully completed rigorous examination

  • To recertify individuals every five years according to established recertification criteria including continuing education requirements to ensure that the individual is current in the field.

  • To encourage medicolegal death investigators to adhere to high standards of professional practice and ethical conduct when performing medicolegal death investigations.

  • To raise the level of professional competency in medicolegal death investigation by identifying appropriate training courses for professional development.

  • To maintain a publicly accessible listing of ABMDI certificants in good standing.
The American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators, Inc.SM does not:

  • Delineate who may or may not conduct medicolegal death investigations.

  • Seek special priveleges of any kind for certificants.

  • Make any representations as to the certificant's work product.
Disclaimer: The opinions and beliefs expressed by our certificants do not necessarily represent those of the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators, Inc.

Questions? Contact Julie Howe or Kristin Miserocchi
The American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators
1402 South Grand Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63104-1028

Phone (314) 977-5970 || Fax (314) 977-5695
Copyright 1999-2005
American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators, Inc.SM

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